AP World History is traditionally a sophomore collegiate survey course covering a variety of topics from a global perspective between the pre-historic period to the present. The class is taught in accordance with state and county World History curriculum framework, as well as the curriculum guidelines provided by the CollegeBoard standard of study. This class is designed to prepare students for the AP World History Exam in May. Throughout the course, students will work on SIX specific historical time periods as master a number of historical thinking skills simultaneously while studying through each unit. These skills will include an understanding of historical causation, identifying patterns of continuity and change, recognition of the importance of historical periodization, an ability to compare/contrast historical developments and personalities, the ability to place historical events and processes into logical context, constructing historical arguments as well as interpreting and synthesizing opposing historical fields of inquiry.